Turquoise Waters Fine Art Print Close Up

New Prints in Shop: “Turquoise Waters” and “Autumn Impression”

I completed these paintings a number of years ago, back in 2013 to be exact. I still enjoy viewing them, so they made the cut for prints that would go up on the Etsy shop. “Turquoise Waters” is a style that brings me a lot of happiness. It is soothing

Cortney North Abstract Fine Art Painting, small version of 'Quietude'

New Prints in Shop: “Imagination” and “Quietude”

Last week I was focused on getting new prints in the shop. It just so happens that both originals of these prints are displayed in our home. My husband is very partial to “Imagination” and I’m partial to “Quietude.” We had a discussion recently about listing original paintings for sale

New Print: ‘Effervescence’ 12×12 Fine Art Print

The holidays have passed and the new year has begun! I’ve been preparing since last fall to re-open my shop and I’m excited the day has finally arrived. I’m curating my older prints, so only a few will carry over from the days of old. Late last year and into

Middle of painting

Today’s post will be a shorter one since I’m in the middle of a large painting. This one, in fact. It is going to require many, many layers to get the depth that I want. I have no idea how many it already has. If you made me guess, I’d

Museum Find: Physic Garden Art Installation

High Museum of Art in Atlanta featuring installation by Molly Hatch My career in art began with ceramics and I suppose that my relationship to it might be compared to having a first pet, first child, first of something important. I learned a great deal about art through ceramics and

It’s the only time I enjoy breaking the rules

Yesterday as I fell back into the groove of painting my abstracts, I was reminded of a painting class I took at an art center during 7th grade. I can only faintly remember the palm tree clad building, but I do remember the classroom; the tall windows letting in afternoon

Newest prints are up for sale…cheer, cheer!

Well, despite what I thought was possible, I was able to get all three of these prints up for sale today. I wasn’t sure it was going to happen and, even now, I’m amazed my brain gathered its best energy to pull through. Last night the thunderstorms decided to have

What I’ve been up to in the studio

To keep my creativity at a top notch status, I like to try new things in art that I haven’t done before. Or in this case, some things that I haven’t done in a while. Like sculpture. Back in my later years of college, I made three ceramic horse sculptures.

Color Inspiration

This fall has been such a beautiful one and I’ve had no shortage of color inspiration from our outside world. The trees are incredible, which doesn’t happen every year. To my knowledge, the last two autumns in Ohio haven’t been as colorful as this one is shaping out to be.

New in Shop: Trellis Flowers and It’s a foggy day

Here are some of the newest prints available in my shop! With this print, I see myself standing under a trellis and looking out into the sky beyond. The wind is blowing the flowers and sunlight dapples the petals. It’s a calming scene to me and I like that quality